Unidentified

Picture ID 97622

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I really don’t know what this guy is. I’m hoping it is benign as we’ve had brown recluse spiders and black widows here. However, we’ve also just had a bunch of non-venomous characters hanging around.

  • Submitted by: 
    AJB
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 26, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Los Angeles- Harbor Area, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

* Itsy * Note the S. nobilis funnel web in this photo! This is Steatoda nobilis, a Noble False Widow. They are an introduced species to California. It is in family Theridiidae, a Cobweaver. I just read on Bugguide that this species makes structured funnel webs instead of the messy-looking cobwebs that spiders in this family usually make. Your photo actually shows the spider with a structured funnel web too! The silk looks slightly golden instead of light gray also. The good news you were hoping for: This spider doesn’t have venom that is dangerous to humans. Even better! False… Read more »